Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Angels - 5/3/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Los Angeles Angels (12-13) at Milwaukee Brewers (9-15)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 8:10 pm (Miller Park)
N Tropeano (1-0) (2.11) vs. J Guerra (0-0) (0.00)
The Line: Milwaukee Brewers +122 / Los Angeles Angels -132 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: FSW, FSWI
Tuesday evening in the MLB, we’ve got game two action coming at Miller Park between the Los Angeles Angels and the Milwaukee Brewers.
In Monday’s game one, Milwaukee bagged an 8-5 victory, scoring all eight of their runs in the fifth and sixth innings. The Angels made a late run in the bottom of the ninth--and had the bases loaded with the winning run at the plate--but couldn’t climb out of the hole.
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For Tuesday’s game, the Angels will be bringing out right-hander Nicholas Tropeano to the mound. Tropeano has been pretty solid overall this season in his four starts, logging a 2.11 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 21.1 innings and a 1-0 record. Back on Friday when we last saw him, Tropeano managed 5.1 innings of two-run ball in a no-decision against the Mariners.
Just about everyone is familiar with the Angels’ lineup these days. Yunel Escobar leads the way with 29 hits and 12 runs, while Mike Trout has managed 30 hits with six homers and 18 RBI. Trout was 4-for-5 with three RBI on Monday. Veteran Albert Pujols has accumulated six homers with 16 RBI, but has struggled on a .192 BA.
Over on the Brewers’ side, we’ll be seeing right-hander Junior Guerra take the mound. This will be Guerra’s first major league start after being claimed off waivers from the White Sox in October. Over his 23.1 innings in Triple-A this year, Guerra has posted a 4.63 ERA with a 23/9 K/BB ratio.
The Milwaukee batting order is largely unremarkable save for a few big stars. Ryan Braun remains the team’s best player with 32 hits, 15 runs, five homers and 21 RBI so far. Chris Carter is getting in on the action as well with his seven homers and 18 RBI. Domingo Santana is also playing pretty well these days with 22 hits, 11 runs and 11 RBI. Santana was a late scratch on Monday due to soreness in his right shoulder.
The Angels are 8-3 in their last 11 Tuesday games, and 5-2 in Tropeano’s last seven starts. The Brewers, meanwhile, are just 3-8 in their last 11 Tuesday games and 1-4 in their last five game twos of a series.
Guerra is a real wild card here, and if he pitches well he’ll keep the game close. Still, I like Tropeano and the Angels offense to carve out a victory in game two.